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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Culture, Organoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021

Linda Griffith's Biography



Linda Griffith, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Linda G. Griffith, PhD, is the School of Engineering Teaching Innovation Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering and MacVicar Fellow at MIT, where she directs the Center for Gynepathology Research and the Human Physiome on a Chip Project supported by the DARPA/NIH-funded Microphysiological Systems Program. Dr. Griffith received a Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Tech and a PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley, both in chemical engineering. Dr. Griffith’s research is in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Her laboratory, in collaboration with J. Upton and C. Vacanti, was the first to combine a degradable scaffold with donor cells to create tissue-engineered cartilage in the shape of a human ear. The 3D Printing Process she co-invented for creation of complex scaffolds has been commercialized for manufacture of FDA-approved scaffolds for bone regeneration. She is also a pioneer in devising ways to control nano-scale stimulation of cells by molecular cues, and in creation of 3D tissue models for drug development. The 3D perfused “LiverChip” liver tissue culture technology has been commercialized for applications in drug development. A current focus is integration of tissue engineering with systems biology, with an emphasis on endometriosis and other women’s reproductive diseases. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Popular Science Brilliant 10 Award, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the MIT Class of 1960 Teaching Innovation Award, Radcliffe Fellow and several awards from professional societies. She has served as a member of the Advisory Councils for the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH. As chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for Biological Engineering at MIT, she led development of the new Biological Engineering SB degree program, which was approved in 2005 as MIT’s first new undergraduate major in 39 years.

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Humanizing Models of Liver Diseases

Monday, 22 March 2021 at 15:45

Add to Calendar ▼2021-03-22 15:45:002021-03-22 16:45:00Europe/LondonHumanizing Models of Liver Diseases3D-Culture, Organoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021 in BostonBostonSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

The growing commercial availability of high quality cryopreserved human hepatocytes, expansion of hepatocytes via organoid technology, and advances in derivation of hepatic organoids from iPSC, along with advances in mesofluidic platforms that provide gut-liver interactions, open opportunities for building accessible human disease models.   This talk will describe conceptual and technical considerations in building models of liver metabolic and inflammatory diseases, including cell sourcing, culture media design, microphysiological system platform design, incorporation of immune cells, and cross talk with the gut with examples illustrating how to integrate multi-omic data.


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